TUBIS was developed over a nine-year period through a collaborative approach comprised of system developers, gas industry participants, and regulators from the State of New York.

  • NYGAS is a consortium of the New York State Gas Industry. NYGAS partially funded the development of TUBIS and managed the overall development and implementation process.
  • The Gas Research Institute (GRI), the former research consortium for the U.S. national gas industry, partially funded the development of TUBIS.
  • The Gas Technology Institute (GTI) is the successor to GRI. They have also contributed to the development and testing of TUBIS.
  • Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) is the utility for the city of Rochester, New York, and the surrounding suburban communities. RG&E was intimately involved in the conceptual development of TUBIS and was the first company to implement it.
  • Central Hudson Gas & Electric (CHG&E) is an energy distribution company for the mid Hudson Valley, north of New York City. This company implemented TUBIS and coupled it with a field data acquisition system, which was developed in-house.
  • Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), an early implementer of the TUBIS system for their San Francisco division, collaborated with Optima in developing a Seismic Risk.
  • Model for TUBIS. This module may be customized for every location where earthquakes pose a potential risk to gas pipelines.
  • The New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC) monitored the development and approved the implementation of TUBIS. They were intimately involved throughout the entire lifecycle of the project and subsequent implementations.
  • The Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) conducted an extensive evaluation of TUBIS and closed a safety recommendation as a result of the implementation of TUBIS.